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Economic Indicators
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As of January, Rhode Island has recovered 80.4 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday. more
Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined eight other reserve banks in requesting a quarter percentage-point increase in the discount rate before the Oct. 27-28 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, maintaining a pattern of gains and losses around decade lows that signals firings remain muted. more
For commercial real estate investors, the good times may be over. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth in February was “tepid at best,” according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Gasoline prices are approaching $2 a gallon for regular unleaded in Rhode Island, and have already slipped below $2 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. more
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